Editor note: The following article was submitted by a group of cops in the greater NYC area that have asked to remain anonymous so they don’t get fired. Remember, at Law Enforcement Today, the opinions of our writers don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of the staff and police officers who work at Law Enforcement Today.
Note, we specifically said don’t necessarily.
Dear Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,
First, we want to congratulate you on your win.
*Slow golf clap*
You successfully demonstrated that if you rally together enough low-education voters and millennials and convince them that socialism looks like a well-endowed woman giving out whatever you want for free, you can sit in Congress with grownups and liberals.
You have become fodder for a lifetime of memes. You’ve become the butt of just about every joke in our department locker room.
You’ve become a unifying force among Americans who still possess their brain, tying us together in pure disgust for what has happened to our country.
You’ve proven that you don’t have to have ever held a real job or actually paid your taxes. We’ve learned that if you stomp your feet loud enough, play the identity politics game hard enough and make headlines through sheer stupidity, enough people will vote for you to propel you into the spotlight and a career as the kind of comedian where people don’t laugh with you, they laugh AT you.
And just when we thought you were going to blame all of the problems of the world on men – specifically, white men – we were wrong. You also blamed them on cow farts and airplanes.
Alexandria, when we were your age, someone like you never would have been a “thing”. You’re simply Insta-famous and a demonstration that social media might actually be the biggest threat to democracy that we’ve faced in years.
In our day, we recognized that socialism and communism accomplish nothing more than societal collapse. We would have pointed to places like Venezuela to drive our point home.
But no. Not today. Because gender-studies professors have indoctrinated our youth to believe that “feelings” trumpet “facts”. And so somehow you came along and were lifted upon the shoulders of people who believe that America is nothing more than a goody basket that anyone can stick their hand into and pull out a participation trophy or free handout.
But now we need to have some real talk – just us cops to you, the girl who is in way over her head.
Alexandria, it’s time for you to resign.
There are a lot of reasons for it. We could point to the fact that you want a nationwide gun ban and confiscation of weapons.
Sandy Hook happened 6 years ago and we can’t even get the Senate to hold a vote on universal background checks w/ #HR8.
Christchurch happened, and within days New Zealand acted to get weapons of war out of the consumer market.
This is what leadership looks like ⬇️ https://t.co/TcdR63anBt
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
We could talk about the threat you have created to a free society.
We could discuss the implications of your disastrous policies and ludicrous ideas like:
- A 70% tax
‘You look at our tax rates back in the ’60s, and when you have a progressive tax-rate system, your tax rate, let’s say, from $0 to $75,000 may be 10% or 15%, etc. But once you get to the tippy tops, on your 10 millionth dollar, sometimes you see tax rates as high as 60% or 70%.’
- The idea that stopping climate change will stop racism
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted at the Climate Town Hall that stopping climate change will end racism.
— Accuracy In Media (@AccuracyInMedia) December 6, 2018
- The idea that you should actually have to pay for things
Yesterday we started a convo w/ the rules pkg about ending #PAYGO, a political policy lacking economic merit that sabotages progress where Americans value it most: healthcare, education, housing, & more.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 4, 2019
- And the idea that screaming at a fence means America will get on your crazy train and abolish I.C.E.
But no… we’re asking you to resign because it appears you broke the law. And that’s not ok. And truth be told, we don’t trust your fellow congressmen and congresswomen to do the right thing and have you removed.
We saw the move that your people pulled last week. The Daily Caller let us know that you and your Chief of Staff were quietly removed from your roles as board members on the PAC Justice Democrats.
Tsk, tsk, Alexandria. You should have known better. Everything that happens on the internet now stays on the internet.
One might wonder if it’s a coverup. After all, it happened shortly after a complaint was filed with the FEC alleging that you and Saikat Chakrabarti committed campaign finance violations that helped you win the 2018 midterm elections.
I’ll put this in a way that my 6-year-old would understand: “that’s a big no-no”.
Now listen – the boys and I aren’t prosecutors. Trust me… Chief reminds us of that every day. And we’re well aware that after we arrest bad people who are public facing, politicians and power brokers usually step in and screw up our hard work.
But the thing is, Alexandria, you and your Chief of Staff could be facing multiple civil penalties or even jail time due to an investigation into whether you hid control of an outside PAC that helped solidify your win in the 2018 midterm elections.
According to the Daily Caller, you two gained majority control of the Justice Democrats PAC in late 2017.
And it was just last week, on March 15, when you two were officially taken off the Justice Democrats’ board, according to a corporate document to the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Like I said… we’re just a bunch of dumb cops – isn’t that right? God knows you have no respect for law enforcement.
But the thing is… we heard what the former FEC Commissioner had to say about it… and it’s not good.
Brad Smith said that if you two are found to have been in control of the PAC, which helped raise over $1.8 million before the June Primary vote, you could face punishments from “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits.”
Justice Democrats helped raise funds for 12 Democrats in total, with you being the only one to win your race.
Oh, man – the optics on that sure aren’t good, are they? Those damn paper trails manage to trip up the best of them.
The Daily Caller tells us that you and your “chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group.”
They also noted that you never notified the FEC that you and Chakrabarti obtained majority control of the PAC while it was supporting your campaign.
What’s up with that, AOC? If it’s true, that could mean you two pals violated multiple campaign finance violations!
I know you think Fox News is fake news and all that, but they reported that a complaint has been filed that you two were allegedly:
“funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled.”
Now I know you’re a big proponent of free college for everyone, so you’ve gotta be pretty smart. I want to throw in a fun little pop quiz to this letter.
Can you spell P-R-I-S-O-N?
Brad Smith noted that the penalties would be severe if you two:
“knowingly and willfully withheld their ties between the campaign and the political action committee from the FEC to bypass campaign contribution limits.”
Until just after the primary election, the Justice Democrats website showed that you two held “legal control” of the PAC.
“Justice Democrats PAC has a board consisting of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti that has legal control over the entity,” the Justice Democrats website read prior to the removal.
Now for just a hot minute, could we go back to the huge tax hikes you want to pass on the “wealthy” please?
Shouldn’t you start by taking care of your own unpaid tax bill? Or should we say “allegedly” unpaid tax bill?
According to public records, you still owe New York $1,870.36 in corporate taxes for Brook Avenue Press, a company you founded in 2012 to publish children’s books in The Bronx.
On July 6, 2017, the state slapped your company with a warrant. It was two months after you announced your candidacy to run against Democrat incumbent Joe Crowley for the district that includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.
The state requires businesses to pay a corporate tax on a sliding scale that goes based on revenue. In this case, your company was dissolved in October 2016 – something that often happens when a business fails to file a return or pay corporate taxes.
And while the state won’t comment on individual companies, it’s widely known they typically file a warrant only as a last resort after trying to collect money.
Now we know you don’t want to comment on it. But don’t you want an opportunity to brag about your old success story?
According to a YouTube video posted in October 2011, months before you filed corporate papers for the company in July 2012, you said you were creating a media company to “develop and identify stories and literature in urban areas like New York, specifically communities like The Bronx”.
You took advantage of cheap office space in a city-subsidized program called the “Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator”, which was housed in a renovated former printing plant in Hunts Point. Prices for office spaces and tech services in 2012 averaged between $99 for a “virtual office” and $275 per month for local start-ups.
The tax warrant was issued to Brook Avenue Press at that location.
We guess it didn’t go so hot.
You promised to work with “designers, artists and authors that really know the urban story and help develop stories for kids”.
But it doesn’t appear that your company actually published any books.
So much for that “success story”. Is that why it appears there are unpaid taxes?
Now let’s be fair, Alexandria. We believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We also believe, as police officers, that where there is smoke, there is fire.
And if, of course, it’s proven that there is fire, it’s safe to say that our handcuffs clash with your $1,800 blouse (paid for with, well, capitalism).
We’re simply asking you to do what’s in the best interest of America, the country you’ve demonstrated that you so passionately hate.
We’ll even throw a fundraiser that will cover the cost of a one-way flight to Venezuela…because, socialism.
We’ll sell vegan burgers and green-tea lattes. And if there’s any money left over, I’m sure you know a good PAC that you’d LOVE to see some cash flow into.
Sgt. A. Merica and the other cops in the locker room